Judith Eugene – Architecture, Classic Cars, Cooking, Gardening & Birds, Interior Decorating, Life Stories, Music, Pet Connections, Positive Living, Reiki Therapy, Writing, Yoga and Posture
Judith is the Founder of The Loving Hands Group. She is an experienced health and wellness teacher, presenting at businesses, organizations, and scholastic institutions throughout northern Ohio. Judith is a certified yoga instructor, with specialized training to work with senior adults and people with disabilities. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher, trained in the Usui Reiki system. Judith is an accomplished writer, and her work has been featured in several Cleveland publications. She is also a singer and guitarist, an animal welfare advocate, and an antique car enthusiast. Judith’s first career was in architecture and interior decorating, graduating with honors from Kent State University.
Judith has been a keynote speaker at local and international conferences to support the rights of senior adults and people with disabilities, and has made numerous appearances on television, radio and in print media.
Anne Stottler – Fine Arts, Fiber Arts, and Flower Arranging
Anne Stottler, a fiber artist, graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a degree in Art Education. She lived in Maine for 20 years where she taught art in grades K12. During this time she also worked as a floral designer and taught several adult education classes. Gardening is her second love, drawing much inspiration for her quilts from the textures and colors found in nature. Since moving to Ohio 14 years ago, she has continued teaching art and sewing to both children and adults. Currently she is site facilitator at Cuyahoga Community College in the senior Encore Program. She also creates quilted commission pieces at the request of clients. Her art quilts have been exhibited in galleries both in Maine and Ohio.
Catherine Rush – Cooking, Fiber Arts, Gardening & Birds, Life Stories, Music, Pet Connections, Positive Living, and Writing
Cathy graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a master’s degree in business management and is also a former Special Education teacher. She retired after a 38 year career supporting persons with disabilities and the aging population. Cathy’s creativity, along with her experience as a teacher and advocate for the elderly and people with disabilities, inspires her to teach a multitude of classes including sewing, woodworking, playing the piano and teaching piano lessons. Her passion is helping people reach their highest potential and developing new creative outlets to express themselves.
Chris Burnett – Tai Chi
Chris is a certified Master Tai Chi Instructor with over thirty years of training in Martial Arts. He began teaching Kung Fu and Shaolin Five Animal Techniques. After discovering the many health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, Chris has been teaching these disciplines for more than twenty years in fitness clubs, senior citizen communities and parks. It is his vision to create a healthy community through Tai Chi and Qigong , which are very beneficial for people of all ages and physical abilities. He teaches techniques that strengthen limbs, improve balance, and help with circulation and joint flexibility. Chris frequently travels to Florida and San Francisco to further his training under well-known Tai Chi Masters. He is the owner and founder of Green Dragon Tai Chi and Qigong LLC. Chris enjoys helping others and says there is nothing like the feeling he gets when his students thank him and tell him how good they feel after class.
Elizabeth Shapiro – Massage Therapy
Liz is a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing in the Northeast Ohio area. A graduate of the National Institute of Massotherapy in Independence, Ohio she holds a Limited Practitioner’s License from the State of Ohio Medical Board. She is also certified in Geriatric Massage through the DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Institute of Indianapolis, Indianapolis. Her focus is on treating the growing population of seniors and people with disabilities to enhance their lives and wellness through the medical benefits of massage. Liz is the founder of Hands On Relaxation Massage.
Kamry Wilson – Massage Therapy
Kamry has been a Licensed Massage therapist since 2010. She takes great pleasure in helping people overcome ailments and chronic pain. Kamry provides a nurturing environment for our clients to relax and unwind, helping to relieve tension and helping the healing process reach its true potential. Kamry also does a lot of volunteer work in her spare time.
Lexi Deet – Photography
Lexi is a professional photographer who graduated from Ohio University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Photojournalism and Spanish, with an Anthropology Minor. She has over 14 years of experience in the study and practice of photography. Lexi has facilitated photographic workshops for people with mental health conditions and physical disabilities, and at-risk youth. She also teaches youth photography classes, and has done freelance work for a variety of newspapers. Lexi also enjoys shooting events and weddings. She was drawn to photography early in life as an accessible creative medium powerful enough to create positive change, on an individual to global scale. She is passionate about photography and educating people to use photography as a tool for creative expression and evolving how we see the world around us.
Nivedita Baliga (“Nivi”) – Henna Art
Nivi holds a degree in Engineering and is also a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Pursuing her passion for art, Nivi has become a talented Henna Artist and provides custom Henna Art for individuals and groups. She also volunteers to work with cancer survivors and people undergoing therapy, creating beautiful Henna Art to help lift their spirits. Nivi also works with pregnant women, designing artwork for their bellies. Nivi is passionate about spreading the joy of Henna. The Henna Art form connects the receiver with nature and creativity, irrespective of how young or old you are. Nivi is the founder of the company that bears her name – “Nivi Henna Artist”.
Susan Squires – Fine Arts
Susan is a professional artist with over 25 years of experience. She majored in psychology at Miami University and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from The Cleveland Institute of Art. Working for nine years for The Jones Home for Children, a residential treatment facility, Susan designed art projects for the teen residents in which they discovered new and positive things about themselves. She also established an art room for the home. When her mother moved to a memory care community Susan facilitated group programs with the residents, planning art projects that stimulated their memory and enhanced their social skills. She creates her own art pieces using encaustic, an ancient process, which she also teaches. Susan also teaches monoprint techniques using her Vandercook printing press.